Elizabeth Fournier

Saturday 07 June 2014
MOBILE car booking service Uber has been valued at $17bn (£10.13bn) after raising $1.2bn of primary capital in a new fundraising round.
Saturday 07 June 2014
CHRISTINE Lagarde yesterday ruled herself out of the running to become president of the European Commission, saying she would instead see out her term as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Saturday 07 June 2014
ALDERMORE, the challenger bank founded by Phillip Monks in 2009, said yesterday it has hired two new non-executive directors to its board, including a former PwC partner.
Saturday 07 June 2014
COMMUNITIES secretary Eric Pickles yesterday signed off on the planned £1.2bn redevelopment of the Shell Centre on the Southbank.
Friday 06 June 2014
ALMOST every other day, Asos customers are sent promo emails alerting them to the latest offer on the retailer’s vast fashion website: 25 per cent off dresses; save on festival fashion; free delivery on men’s hats.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
THE NUMBERS are dire. Despite splashing out more than £3bn over the past year, the UK’s three biggest listed firms – Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrisons – are all shedding market share, with the former showing its weakest growth in 11 years.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
WHEN the England football team jetted off to Miami at the weekend for a couple of pre-World Cup friendlies, they did so from Luton.
Friday 30 May 2014
SINCE October 2010, Man Group’s share price has fallen by more than 60 per cent – despite something of a recovery this year as its struggling AHL fund starts to deliver better returns.
Friday 23 May 2014
IT’S A tough one to call.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
IF INVESTORS were in any doubt that gaming is big business, they only need to scan rumour boards yesterday for their fear to be allayed.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
SHARES in Deutsche Bank slid yesterday as investors and analysts poured cold water on the lender’s plan to shore up its balance sheet with an €8bn (£6.5bn) capital raising.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
THE NEW deputy director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) yesterday warned of the political risks threatening businesses, highlighting the future of the EU, the Scottish referendum and the general election next year as key thr
Monday 19 May 2014
DEUTSCHE Bank is planning to raise €8bn (£6.5bn) in new capital, it said last night, with the Qatari royal family already lined up as one of the main investors.
Monday 19 May 2014
NUTELLA, the chocolate and hazelnut spread that made its Italian inventors into one of the country’s richest families, will today turn 50, with events planned across the world to celebrate the iconic brand.
Friday 16 May 2014
LAST month, my aunt and uncle upgraded their Aga.
Friday 16 May 2014
THE TOTAL wealth of all private households in Great Britain topped £9.5 trillion between 2010-12, new data showed yesterday, with private property and pensions making up the bulk of Britons’ assets.
Wednesday 14 May 2014
SINCE it officially rejected Pfizer’s approach on 2 May, Astrazeneca has issued no fewer than six updates to the market on its pipeline of drugs.
Tuesday 13 May 2014
LAST FRIDAY I sat down and watched a TV programme, on a terrestrial channel, at the scheduled time. It felt like an occasion.
Monday 12 May 2014
THE BANK of England is facing growing pressure to reconsider its cheap money policies after another set of business surveys will today point to strong growth across the economy. 
Tuesday 06 May 2014
The former Barclays banker turned insurance group chief executive thinks he’s found a new direction for LV=
Friday 02 May 2014
Earlier today, Astrazeneca officially rejected a second takeover approach from US rival Pfizer, saying the new terms of the £50 per share offer were "inadequate, substantially undervalue AstraZeneca and are not a basis on which to engage with Pf
Friday 02 May 2014
THERE’S nothing like a profit warning and an emergency cash call to kick off your tenure as chief executive of one of the FTSE 250’s most beleaguered groups.
Wednesday 30 April 2014
BP BOSS Bob Dudley is no stranger to Russian controversy.
Tuesday 29 April 2014
AFTER four months of messing around behind closed doors, Pfizer’s flirtation with its UK target is now well and truly out in the open.
Friday 25 April 2014
THE START of 2014 has been the busiest for private equity exits since 2001, according to Mergermarket, with more than £65bn reaped for funds worldwide in the first quarter alone.

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